In an effort to get back to down to my fighting weight of 87 kgs I have been following Ori Hofmekler's "Warrior Diet" (only eat in a 8 hour window each day) as well as throwing in a 24 hour fast each week and have found it very effective. It has helped me to knock off 4 kgs in the past month, back to 90, which feels much better on my knees walking up and down the hills, and I don't feel like I am starving myself in anyway. Even on the days where I have fasted for 24 hours I am still eating at either 7pm or 8pm on the day depending on when I last ate the night before.
I have never dieted and always prefer to just eat healthily, but as I have aged I found it harder to drop the extra kgs as I am not running around playing footy anymore, or carrying webbing and a pack, and this has allowed me to continue to enjoy the food I want to eat, but still drop weight. I am still working out and haven't found that I have lost any muscle or strength, so that is a good thing.
For anyone looking to drop some weight and get some of the health benefits of fasting I would recommend giving it a go. There are some good vids on the interwebs if you are interested in the health benefits of fasting. Check out BBCs Michael Mosley, he has done a show on this and from this he wrote the 5:2 Diet. Brad Pilon has also put out some good stuff on this, "Eat Stop Eat".